ATP Melbourne suffers another blow when Lloyd Harris withdraws – Tennis Sports

World No. 31 Lloyd Harris has withdrawn from the ATP event in Melbourne. Harris, 24, planned to start for two consecutive seasons by playing an ATP event in Melbourne. Harris kicked off the 2021 season at the Murray River Open in Melbourne, losing to Igor Gerasimov in the opening round.

The ATP event in Melbourne suffered significant losses due to the withdrawal of Kei Nishikori, Alexander Bublik, Richard Gasquet and Peter Goyokujik. Following Harris’ withdrawal, the location of Melbourne’s main draw opened for Alex Morchan.

Harris stunned Rafael Nadal in 2021

Harris claimed to have won the biggest victory of his career in Washington when he surprised Nadal 6-4 1-6 6-4.

A month later, Harris played the first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open. Harris was asked what the greater outcome was, whether he defeated Nadal or made his virgin Grand Slam into the quarterfinals. “Obviously, when you beat a legendary player like Rafa who achieved everything he achieved in his career, it’s probably one of the most memorable matches I’ve ever had.” Harris said after the US opening.

“Defeating the 20th Grand Slam Champion was very special, but looking at the tournament as a whole, reaching the Grand Slam quarterfinals is definitely much bigger. There is more coverage and more. People are watching and tuning, bigger stadiums …

“That is, I think the US Open was definitely a good tournament. At the US Open, I beat Khachanov, Opelka and Shapovalov in the Grand Slam and won many good wins … No. Easy work within itself.

“I went out [in the quarter-finals] After all, it was one of the best tournaments ever, but if you have to look at everything, if not the best, [the] The US Open is probably my best result so far. ”

– Tennis Sports

ATP Melbourne suffers another blow when Lloyd Harris withdraws ATP Melbourne suffers another blow when Lloyd Harris withdraws

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